Virtual events

UnZOOsual Careers by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Friday, May 6, 2022, at 1 pm EDT

Fly behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center’s Shorebird Collective to meet quantitative ecologist Allie Anderson, PhD. Join us Friday, May 6 at 1pm to learn about Allie’s unZOOsual career using tracking data, math, coding, and maps to save shorebirds! This program is free, live captioned, and #ASL interpreted.

Celebrating World Migratory bird Day

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

Join Audubon for a fascinating conversation about migratory birds, the hazards they face along the way, and the actions we are taking to help ensure safe passage along their journeys. Hosted by our Bird-Friendly Communities team, the presentation and panel discussion will explore bird migration, featuring innovative visualizations developed by Audubon’s Migratory Bird Initiative, and will highlight hemispheric connections through Audubon Americas. The webinar will be presented in English with Spanish translation.

Your pane is their Pain by Nature Canada

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 1 pm EDT

In partnership with FLAP Canada, this webinar will cover the history of Canada’s bird-building collision issue and the many ways we can take action to mitigate the challenges birds face in built environments. Led by Fatal Light Awareness Programs’s (FLAP) Executive Director Michael Mesure, attention will be brought to the impacts of windows and night lighting on North American bird populations and remediation to alleviate these deaths.

Exploring Neighborhood Birds Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 1 pm EDT

Fly virtually into our Washington DC neighborhood to learn about local birds and some techniques scientists use to study them, like bird banding! Fly virtually into our Washington DC neighborhood to learn about local birds and some techniques scientists use to study them, like bird banding! Join us Wednesday, May 11 at 1 pm.  This K-6 program is free and open to groups of all sizes. Program includes live captioning and #ASL interpretation. 

Bird Day Book Club

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8pm ET


Solid Air: Invisible Killer – Saving Billions of Birds from Windows by Daniel Kleim

Join author Daniel Klem for a discussion of his book focusing on the impacts of pane glass on birds. The discussion will be facilitated by Alicia King, and participants are encouraged to read the book and ask questions!

Sheet glass is invisible to birds. They kill themselves striking clear and reflective panes of all types and sizes in human-built structures. Window-kills occur in the billions worldwide annually. The victims are always unintended, unnecessary, harmless, and have no voice or other means to protect themselves.

Dim the Lights for Birds at Night event

Friday, May 13, 2022 9:45 am edt

Join us Friday, May 13th for a virtual art activity and reading of the children’s book What if Night? Author Paul Boagard reads his book, and illustrator Sarah Holden guides an art activity about dark skies. This event will also feature a special avian guest, and students from Colombia and the Dominican Republic. The day’s activities are set to begin at 9:45 a.m. EDT. Spanish and English translations will be provided.